nycbjr
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Video Of Orion Drop Test - Failure

Thu Sep 18, 2008 2:29 pm

didn't see anything posted on this, looks like the parachute system needs some more attention!

any one hear more about this?

http://link.brightcove.com/services/...nk/bcpid1513658585/bctid1745075221
 
dragon6172
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RE: Video Of Orion Drop Test - Failure

Thu Sep 18, 2008 5:56 pm

http://www.space.com/news/080821-orion-parachute-test.html

That should explain it for ya. Seems that the failure was in the parachutes that are part of the test rig, not the actual Orion parachutes. In other words, one of the chutes that was supposed to help the ship get out and away from the drop aircraft, and then oriented in the right direction, failed.
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nycbjr
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RE: Video Of Orion Drop Test - Failure

Thu Sep 18, 2008 6:57 pm

thanks that makes sense now!
 
keesje
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RE: Video Of Orion Drop Test - Failure

Thu Sep 18, 2008 7:15 pm

How many chutes failed? None of them seems to fully deploy.
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Thorny
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RE: Video Of Orion Drop Test - Failure

Thu Sep 18, 2008 7:18 pm



Quoting Keesje (Reply 3):
How many chutes failed? None of them seems to fully deploy.

I think the Orion's chutes never got the chance to work, because the test rig was improperly set up.
 
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RE: Video Of Orion Drop Test - Failure

Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:04 pm



Quoting Thorny (Reply 4):
I think the Orion's chutes never got the chance to work,

maybe a 5th parachute would have worked...
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RE: Video Of Orion Drop Test - Failure

Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:11 pm

Sir Issac Newton was correct,
Gravity not just a good idea its the law dammit.
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dragon6172
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RE: Video Of Orion Drop Test - Failure

Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:46 am



Quoting Keesje (Reply 3):
How many chutes failed? None of them seems to fully deploy.

According to the article, it was one of ten parachutes that failed. I think what they mean is one of the first test chutes failed which caused all of the other chutes to fail, because obviously none of them fully opened. I guess they can not classify the other chutes as failures because they were opened outside of normal parameters.
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